Published in April 2014, this guidebook includes 60 hikes within 30 miles of downtown Atlanta.

Whittier Mills Park

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This greenspace is in addition to those featured in Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests.

Description: Originally a mill town started by “carpet baggers” from Massachusetts, Whittier Mills is now a historic neighborhood with an adjacent park hidden in an industrial area of town. You can still see some of the mill buildings at the beginning of this hike, but the best part of the are the quiet trails along the Chattahoochee River. One of the newest up-and-coming parks in Atlanta, Whittier Mills provides easily-accessible hiking along the Chattahoochee as part of its web of trails, as well as an historic mill site.

 

What’s there: Hiking trails (beware, trails can be overgrown in summer), picnic area, historic mill ruins

 

Mileage: 2.75 round trip

 

Address: 2965 Wales Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318